If you are enrolled in a distance course at Malmö University, you are welcome to contact the library if you want to borrow books or search for information. If you live outside Malmö, we can deliver books to your home address. You can also make an appointment for a search consultation and get help via video conference (Zoom).

Get a library card

To be able to borrow and request books, you need a library card. If you already have a multicard, it works as your library card, but remember to register as a distance student at the library or through the form below.

Distance students can order a library card online and have it delivered to their home address. This does not apply to students living outside of Sweden.

Ordering books

If you live outside Malmö we send the books you want to borrow to your home address. The loan period is normally three weeks, but when we send you the books you get a four-week loan period to compensate for the shipping.

Order books

Start by searching for the book in Libsearch

If the book is checked out

Make a request by clicking on “Place a hold”. Log in with your first name and library card number. It does not matter which library you choose as a pickup location. If you are registered as a distance student at Malmö University, the book will be automatically delivered to you when it is returned to the library.

At “My loans” you can view your reservations and delete them if you no longer need them.

If the book is available 

Fill in your details in this form to place an order


Returning books

If you are in Malmö you can return your library books at Orkanen library between 08:00 and 20:00. You need a multicard and PIN code to access the building.

Return books by mail

You can also return your library loans by mail. You pay postage yourself. You remain responsible for your loans until they reach the library.

Please note: Keep in mind that if your package weighs more than 2 kg, you need to mail it to our delivery address instead of our postal address. Also, remember to mail the books a few days before the return date as they are registered as returned only when they arrive at the library.

Addresses for our libraries

Contact us

If you need more help or if there is a book or article you cannot get hold of, we will be happy to help.

Contact us at: biblioteket@mau.se or +46 (0)40-665 73 00